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Corona Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 179 of Level 1, 28 March 2022.

 

Monday 28 March 2022, Day 179 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a good day, ending off in a surprise fashion; for it being cooler at 21C, and Lions Head covered, signaling the rain forecast for tomorrow; for a busy working day, posting for clients and finishing one of two client newsletters for April, but taking a lunch break walk to Camps Bay, also preparing my input for the Camps Bay & Clifton Ratepayers Association meeting I could not attend, clashing with a 18h00 event in the Waterfront; for another 2000 steps walked around the couch this Continue reading →

UK removes South Africa from its Red List, with 46 other countries, opens the door to SA Tourism

 

The best news in 18 months of the Corona Lockdown broke today, with the UK announcing that it will remove South Africa and 46 other countries from its Red List as of Monday 11 October. Only seven countries will remain on the UK Red List on Monday: Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela.

Vaccinated Visitors may enter the UK on the same conditions as those of UK residents, but may not have travelled in a Red List country in the ten days before arriving in the UK.  South Africa has been on the Red List since December 2020.

A further positive step is that South Africans’ proof of vaccination will be accepted by the UK.   South African travellers will have to show the results of a Covid Test. No hotel quarantine will be required from Monday onwards, a costly affair for travellers to the UK, having to stay in  prescribed quarantine hotels at a cost of close to R50000.

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Camps Bay Beach on Travel & Leisure 2021 World’s Most Beautiful Beaches List!

 

Yesterday Getaway magazine shared that Camps Bay Beach is one of the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches, according to American Travel publication Travel & Leisure.

The Travel publication described our Beach as follows: ‘Truly beautiful beaches tend to be remote-island destinations far from the urban buzz. A big exception is Camps Bay Beach, right in vibrant Cape Town’. 

Camps Bay Beach rubs shoulders with 24 other beaches around the world, including Elafonissi Beach in Greece, Baia do Sancho in Brazil, Le Morne in Mauritius, Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Clearwater Beach in Florida, Sotavento Beach in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands,  Hanele Bay in Kauai in Hawaii, Nungwi Beach in Tanzania, Anse Source D’Agent, La Digue Island in the Seychelles, Shark Creek Beach in the Bahamas, Whitehaven Beach on Whitsundays Island in Australia, Praia de Marina in The Algarve in  Portugal, and Scala dei Turchi in Sicily.

I’m very proud of my home suburb, and that I have made it my missi9n to keep the Camps Bay Beachfront clean and free of litter!

 

Chris von Ulmenstein, WhaleTales Blog: www.whaletalesblog.com  www.chrisvonulmenstein.com/blog Tel +27 082 55 11 323 Twitter:@Ulmenstein Facebook: Chris von Ulmenstein Instagram: @Chrissy_Ulmenstein @MyCapeTownGuide

 

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 29 of Level 2, 15 September 2020.

 

Tuesday 15 September 2020, Day 29 of Level 2, Day 173 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a sunny 16C day, lifting the spirits, before more rain arrives tomorrow ☔️; for a quick Blogpost write followed by a Camps Bay walk; for a trip down south, buying plants, dropping off pearl bracelets at Caroline Smith in Claremont, needing restringing, meeting her for the first time, and driving to Kenilworth to see Fat Harry’s renovation, due to reopen in October under new ownership; for popping in at Flower Café at Petals in Woodstock; for a walk through Bakoven, bumping into my Lauren and my nephew Nick Solomon ❤️, staying in Cape Town while the hotel of which he is the GM in the Seychelles is still closed to tourism; and for being happy and healthy. Continue reading →